Faisal Mahmud

Faisal Mahmud

Asia

Fears of another inferno at Bangladesh's busy Iftar Bazar

Months after deadly Chawk Bazar blaze, worries of another fire loom over Dhaka's oldest and largest Ramadan market.

Fears of another inferno at Bangladesh's busy Iftar Bazar

Asia

Long wait for families of Bangladesh forced disappearance victims

As more than 500 people 'disappear' in the country since 2009, a group in Dhaka seeks answers from the government.

Long wait for families of Bangladesh forced disappearance victims

Press Freedom

Bangladesh blocks news websites in press freedom gag

At least two sites shut down in a month with no reason given by authorities.

Bangladesh blocks news websites in press freedom gag

Asia

Free speech concerns in Bangladesh as writers, activist arrested

Three arrests in a week once again raise fears of crackdown on freedom of expression in the country and draw criticism.

Free speech concerns in Bangladesh as writers, activist arrested

Bangladesh

Bangladesh police: Two 'militants' blow themselves up during raid

Bangladesh police say they have recovered a large amount of improvised explosive device from the hideout in Dhaka.

Bangladesh police: Two 'militants' blow themselves up during raid

Bangladesh

Bangladesh fire: Dhaka residents look for missing people

People rushed to the scene and the hospital as at least 70 killed in blaze that ripped through the residential area.

Bangladesh fire: Dhaka residents look for missing people

Asia

Over 100 drug dealers surrender in Bangladesh crackdown

In 2018, Bangladesh launched a 'war on drugs' after the proliferation of illegal substances, mostly pills called 'yaba'.

Over 100 drug dealers surrender in Bangladesh crackdown

Bangladesh

'Hercules' vigilante kills suspected rapists in Bangladesh

Rights groups fear extrajudicial killings after at least three rape suspects found murdered in the past two weeks.

'Hercules' vigilante kills suspected rapists in Bangladesh

Asia

They threatened to kill us if we didn't leave India: Rohingya

India's Hindu nationalist government's crackdown on 40,000 Rohingya forces them to try to cross over to Bangladesh.

They threatened to kill us if we didn't leave India: Rohingya

Asia

At Dhaka literature event, 'silence' over Shahidul Alam's arrest

Organisers charged with maintaining silence over the jailing of acclaimed photographer, a claim they deny.

At Dhaka literature event, 'silence' over Shahidul Alam's arrest

Asia

Bangladesh editors protest 'chilling' Digital Security Act

Top editors form human chain in Dhaka urging Bangladesh's government to overhaul law they say will curb press freedom.

Bangladesh editors protest 'chilling' Digital Security Act

Bangladesh

Bangladesh sentences 19 to death over Hasina rally attack

A Dhaka court also sentences top opposition leader Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment over 2004 attack on a rally.

Bangladesh sentences 19 to death over Hasina rally attack